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Safety champions: Keizer Companies earn six NSC awards

April 22, 2024
The annual awards recognize companies with the highest safety standards and practices, who are improving workplace health and safety and preventing injuries

Keizer Companies, one of the largest family-owned dealers and distributors of transport and refrigeration equipment in the Midwest, earned six prestigious annual National Safety Council (NSC) awards this month, the group reported. NSC awards recognize each year companies with the highest safety standards and practices across the USA, who are excelling in improving workplace health and safety and preventing injuries.

“The importance of safety in our industry cannot be overstated. The vision of the National Safety Council is that no-one should be injured or made ill through their work,” Shane Keizer, president of Keizer Companies, said. “In the transportation industry, achieving this requires more than complying with legislation; it means getting every employee behind our safety mission.

“Our teams have earned an exceptional safety record over the years. Winning six safety awards from the National Safety Council this year is a significant achievement. I could not be more proud of everyone for going above and beyond to keep a safe, injury-free working environment for themselves and their colleagues.”

Power Only Transport LLC, the group’s freight transportation company based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, earned the NSC’s Occupational Excellence Awards for its outstanding safety record of reported injuries and illnesses. This achievement also comes after winning the South Dakota Governor’s Meritorious Safety Awards for 2023.

The group’s Carrier Transicold dealer Transport Refrigeration of South Dakota Inc was also awarded the NSC’s Occupational Excellence Awards, along with the Safety Leadership Award which honors companies, locations or divisions that have achieved at least five consecutive years without incurring an occupational injury or illness. Transport Refrigeration of South Dakota has also earned the South Dakota Governor’s Meritorious Safety Award in 2023, for the 3rd time.

And Mid-States Utility Trailer Sales, one of the nation’s largest semi-trailer dealerships and a Top 5 Utility Manufacturing dealer, earned the Occupational Excellence Award and the Significant Improvement Award, as well as being recognized as one of Nebraska’s Safest Companies by the NSC.

“Health, safety and wellbeing are at the heart of everything we do at Keizer Companies.” Tom Johnston, the group's safety manager, said. “I’m delighted the efforts we make and the huge milestones we are achieving have been recognized by the NSC. The accolades are a testament to the tireless work of our teams across all locations, whether they’re working out on the roads or in support functions in one of our offices.”